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Room to grow: Could this secluded property be the ultimate Cornish retreat?

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If you’re craving a bit of space and seclusion, and perhaps a property which brings life and work under one roof, sit up and start taking notes right now! 

Maybe you’re a creative entrepreneur, a yoga guru, a reclusive crime writer? No? Well, even so, this property has instant appeal! With character features, flexible living space, a large studio for home working and even income potential, the scope of this property is off the charts!

So, whether you have a growing family, a growing business you can run from home, or aspirations to become self-sufficient and ‘grow your own’, this rustic farmhouse demands very close inspection…

Once part of The Bolitho Estate, this 5+ bed property in the village of Sheffield near Penzance sits in the idyllic outreaches of West Cornwall. 


The golden sands of Sennen Cove, the arty enclave of St Ives, and the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole will all be within easy reach – should you choose to leave your peaceful rural retreat.

Approached via a gravel driveway, the property enjoys wrap-around gardens, including a ‘secret garden’ which is perfect for alfresco dining. Surrounded by mature trees and set in peaceful countryside, this is a little corner of Cornwall you’ll have all to yourself…

On the approach to the farmhouse itself you’ll find two of the major attractions of this property – a large studio and a summerhouse. The studio would be perfect for home working generally; there’s plenty of scope for all kinds of use – from artist studio to yoga classes!

Meanwhile the summerhouse would make the perfect small, self-contained annex – it has all the right ingredients to become a haven for friends and family, or offer income potential.

Both the studio and the summerhouse already have power connection, toilets and showers, and plumbing for appliances too; all the hard work has been done for you!  

The house itself is a five-bedroom farmhouse and offers a hugely flexible living space for a large family or those who love to entertain plenty of guests. Part of the main building is current set up as an annex or guest wing – perfect for those long-stay guests or a multi-generational family!

There’s lots of scope to change the room usage depending on your needs and lifestyle – just take a look at the floor plan

Downstairs we love the large farmhouse kitchen; it has loads of character and lovely views of the front garden. Next door is a light and spacious dining room with an inglenook fireplace currently fitted with a Rayburn. 

On the ground floor you’ll also find a spacious yet cosy living room and a useful study/family room. With original features throughout (exposed beams, slate tiled floors, window seats, granite quoins) this is a property packed with character but also comfort. 

Flooded with natural light and currently decorated in neutral tones, despite it’s age the property has a bright contemporary feel. 

The bedrooms are packed with character features too; think ceiling beams, wood floors, slate recesses and granite chimney breasts. 

There is a delightful balcony off the master bedroom with views over the garden and countryside – can you imagine sipping your morning tea here?

The four bathrooms are decked out with sandstone times, limestone flooring and crisp white suites; the family bathroom has lovely wood panelling and a double-ended roll top bath.   

Set amidst beautiful countryside and with so much scope for bringing life, work, family and guests under one roof, we think this secluded property could be the ultimate Cornish retreat.

So, whether you’re looking for a property with a home office or studio, room for a multi-generational family, potential to earn you an extra income, or simply your own Cornish version of The Good Life, why not book a viewing today? 

This farmhouse with endless scope located near Penzance is on the market for a Guide Price of £700,000. For more details see the full description here, or to book a viewing right now click here. 

What did we miss?

  • Close to picturesque Lamorna Cove and Porthcurno.
  • Great galleries on the doorstep, including Tate St Ives and Newlyn and The Exchange. 
  • Foodies will be in heaven, with a wealth of fantastic restaurants nearby.
  • Day trips to The Scillies from Penzance.